We are all being watched

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What better day to point this out than the 110th anniversary of George Orwell’s birth? Artists and social commenter Front404 used Orwell’s birthday to bring attention to this fact by putting party hats on every security camera they could find.

Take a few minutes to examine the areas near your home and see how many security cameras you can see that are filming public areas. Still think no one will see you picking that booger?

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I *knew* it.

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Riding motorcycles make you smarter according to the inventor of Brain Age. His study found that riders had better mental acuity than non-riders.

Because riding a motorcycle requires a high level of alertness and
rapid problem solving, Kawashima found, “the driver’s brain gets
activated by riding motorbikes.”

The real gist of this piece confirms that there is such a thing as brain atrophy. If you aren’t challenging yourself -and your brain- you’re slowly degenerating. So even if bikes aren’t your thing, finding something challenging for your body and mind has a good deal of fringe benefits. What this piece doesn’t explain is why I do so many stupid things while riding.

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